Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Scott K

Vikes/Atlanta

48 posts in this topic

Just checked, and Vegas has the Vikes favored by 3 against Atlanta. I think this will be a tough game for the Vikes, they match up well against us. I think it will be a close game, but I dont think it will be in favor of the Vikes. frown

Atlanta 20-17

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Vikes 27

Atlanta 17

Vikes will win at home and seal the division.

With nothing to play for, the Vikes will play "scrubs" the last game of the year.

The "let down" game will come in the playoffs. I hope not, but I think that is when it will happen.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It will be tough for sure. I would go 24-21 win. This is going to be a tough D and will put the coaching and QB to the test.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just checked, and Vegas has the Vikes favored by 3 against Atlanta. I think this will be a tough game for the Vikes, they match up well against us. I think it will be a close game, but I dont think it will be in favor of the Vikes. frown

Atlanta 20-17

Atlanta doesn't match up well against us at all. They feature Michael Turner who then opens up the passing game. The Vikings now have the number 1 rush D in the league.

Roddy White is banged up and Matt Ryan hasn't played a game that will have featured as much noise. Atlanta also has a terrible defense (mid 20's in both categories).

We definitely match up favorably against them instead of the opposite.

Arizona matches up a lot more favorably against us than Atlanta....just sayin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cats... I agree that the matchup favors us, but as a Vikings fan I'm pretty leery.

Dealing with Turner running at us will be more difficult if P.Will's shoulder keeps him from playing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It will be tough for sure. I would go 24-21 win. This is going to be a tough D and will put the coaching and QB to the test.

Atlanta has the 23rd overall D. Arizona's is rated 14'th.

wadinator- dont worry too much. williams is lucky its a shoulder injury. they can shoot that up. a lower body injury would be much more likely for him to miss time

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Vikes 27

Atlanta 17

Vikes will win at home and seal the division.

With nothing to play for, the Vikes will play "scrubs" the last game of the year.

The "let down" game will come in the playoffs. I hope not, but I think that is when it will happen.

That game with the giants may mean a ton. Giants have Car this week. If we beat ATL, we have a shot at the #2 spot and a first round bye/2nd round home field.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What CnC said. I think this is a great matchup for the Vikings. Nothing wrong with some expectations when you spend some money and bring in some talent. Gotta take care of business if you want to go to the playoffs, and that means beating the Falcons because obviously the Giants are a bigger task and you win 1 of the next 2 to go to the playoffs and win the division. Besides, you want to be winning into the playoffs. It would be sweet to have the longest NFC winning streak going into January.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

wadinator- dont worry too much. williams is lucky its a shoulder injury. they can shoot that up. a lower body injury would be much more likely for him to miss time

Can they get enough pain killers into him to play with a broken scapula? That's the rumor I've read online today.

With or w/out P.Will, if we play like we did against the Cards, we'll win handily.

However, I doubt we'll be enjoying a 21pt advantage so early in the contest, and things will remain tight. TJ's going to have to work for this one, and I hope he pulls through and shows us (again) that he's really ready.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

First off, I don't believe the Vikings will beat Atlanta. The Falcon's have a more balanced offense than the Cards who only ruched 5 times going into the 4th. But let's pretend that they do win. The Giants play Carolina this week and most likely will lose. Then that will make the Giants game to end the season a very important game. The Giants would be 11-4, the Vikes 10-5. If we would beat the Giants we would have identical records and we would own the tie-breaker. It will be for the number 2 seed in the NFC and a bye for the first round of the playoffs. The Giants will be playing for the win also.

It's always good to dream, but the Vikes haven't even locked up a playoff spot yet. They could go 0-2 to end the year and then we can watch the Bears in the playoffs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

big pat is out 2-6 weeks with a fractured scapula...hopefully we can take care of business this week and give him a couple weeks of rest...be sweet if we could steal a round 1 bye. that would give him a month before he has to play.

the middle of our line won't be as stout as normal and big pat takes on doubles alot so now they will be able to double k will and jared more....but we can put k will in pats normal spot on some plays and bring in robison in k wills spot and add speed to our rush forsure.

ideally if we can get an early lead and keep their running attempts down and put heat on rookie qb matt ryan we'll be in good shape....if its a tight game and we need to stop them in the 4th quarter to get the ball back we'll sure miss big pat i know that much.

our linebackers will just need to step up and make some nice plays when the burner turner gets past our d-line...greenway is having a real solid year he's probably up for the task....only person on their team that i think can beat us is turner..he gets alot of his yards after contact from poor tackling and we normally tackle real well....should be fun.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Turner is a stud. Ryan is exceding all expectations. But don't forget about Roddie White. He is a very very good receiver. Prolly pretty close to 1400 yds receiving this year. With a balanced attack, he could burn the Vikings Db's and really put the game out of reach.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You mean just like all the experts said warner/fitz/boldin/breston would destroy us? That sure happened. I see the bandwagon/fairweather jonnies have all climbed aboard.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Im gunna take the vikes 27-17.We got a lot of momentem,playin in the dome,cant stop ap,but if gus plays I dont know...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Vikes better woop it up im going to the last game of the year so i hope we are in the playoffs by that time

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Either way if the vikings win against the falcons the vikings will be playing for a possible #2 seed. The vikings own the tiebreaker against the panthers as well due to beating them head to head so if the giants knock the panthers down this week they have a 1 game lead. The panthers then travel to New Orleans to finish out the year. Right now the home team in NFC south division games are 25-2. Panthers lose out, vikings win out, vikings get the #2 seed. So if the vikes win this week they will have everything to play for yet in week 17. And i don't see any reason to bet against the vikings at home at this point. They are a hot team and the defense is unreal in the metrodome. Vikings 24-13.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Would be something to lock up a bye week. Never imagined that the way the year started. But they turned it on when they needed to. Now keep winning the next two weeks and carry that over to the playoffs. Would be nice to see them do something again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So if we win our last 2 games we get the #2 seed?

Only if the Giants or Panthers lose both of their games!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Vikes will put the pounding to them as long as they stick to the running game. I predict a 23-10 victory. We'll put the hurts to ol Turner even with out phat pat.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Hey you guys-you forget I'm an old Alaskan.  I know all I need to know about the dingbat and her famous family. If you are actually accepting her blather as useful intelligence and knowledge than you are as squirrely as she is. Let her just fade away for Pete's sake.
    • Hi Dave.  We have talked about this briefly a year or two ago.  Due to the paranoia factor on this site I and most others aren't here as much.  I do miss guys like you Dave.  I remember the pic of your camper at Itasca so we took a drive through this summer.   I wondered where your spot was.  Man I hope you come out of this alright Dave.  My Uncle had diabetes bad and finally lost the battle.  The docs said change your diet or take the shot.  He said give me the shots.  Well that lasted for many years and his body finally gave in..  He should have changed his diet too.  I took him to a couple of bear baits he wanted to see and he told me his feet were finally giving in.  AND he was a tough guy.   Anyway Dave we all love you and I hope you can persevere....   I am thinking good things for you so you think positive too.....    Barry.    Hope this isn't deleted for one of their paranoid reasons...  If it is deleted I will never be back as many others.   So sad.....
    • It is interesting how people got out so early.  I have done it too.  3 or 4 hits with the spud and it is alright.......  NO it isn't ....  It is manly to talk about getting on the ice first.  Well now that I am older I realize it is stupid talk not manly.  The fishing sales world is just as guilty.  They talk about the first ice fishing being so good.  They actually are hugely responsible for getting stupid people out on thin ice.  The lets make a buck is more important than anything.  ANYTHING!!! 
    • Great pictures.   I'm used to seeing eagles, but those pictures are outstanding. 
    • Didn't I just do that?   Can't you read? 
    • Only if they have a drinking problem and maybe me implants.  That's all the Canadian folks care about....
    • That sounds like a great idea. 
    • I know perfectly well how phishing works.   Typical Liberal thinks anyone who is not toeing the party line is ignorant.    It isn't that hard to phish a fool like podesta.
    • I feel like we were just water skiing not to long ago!  Definitely caught a sun burn for deer season ha.  I'll be doing my fishing at the grocery store for a bit yet.
    • Remember, your fishing for pickerel!!  No such thing as walleye where your fishing
  • Our Sponsors